The Pittsburgh Steelers have used the NFL’s new Reserve/COVID-19 List for the first time in the 2020 season. The Steelers placed defensive back Arrion Springs on the list on Monday.
We have placed DB Arrion Springs on the reserve/COVID-19 list.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 27, 2020
Springs is one of several players who sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers following the 2020 XFL season. A member of the LA Wildcats, Springs finished the season with 16 tackles and an interception in five games.
Springs entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2018 out of Oregon but has yet to appear in an NFL game. In two seasons, he has appeared on the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers.
Being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List, it means Springs has either had a positive test or has been in close contact with an infected person. Which category Springs falls is unclear as teams are not allowed to comment on the status other than to place the designation.
An outline of how a player can return from the Reserve/COVID-19 List was given to teams earlier in July and can be seen below.
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